The pavane (or pavana) is an European dance that can be traced to the 16th century in Europe. Evidence suggest that the music accompanying the first pavanes was of a moderate to fast tempo, but it was slowed down as it was adopted for solely artistic purposes. As a musical genre, pavanes are usually written in 2/4 or 2/2, in a ternary form, and using a homophonic accompaniment.
|Lachrimae, or Seven Tears||John Dowland||Chamber group||Renaissance|
|Pavana I||Luis Milán||Vihuela||Renaissance|
|Pavane for a Dead Princess||Maurice Ravel||Piano||Early 20th Century|
|Pavane, Op. 50||Gabriel Fauré||Orchestra||Romantic|